Upcoming Archery Tournament at Pellissippi

by Nathan Scott

Pellissippi will be hosting an archery tournament from Oct. 13 through Oct. 20. It will start at 3 pm Thursday, Oct. 13.

It will run every day that week from 3 pm until it ends for that day. The final day of the tournament is Thursday, Oct. 20, when it will end at 5 p.m.

You can register by emailing paems@pstcc.edu or by signing up in person at the Student Recreation Center. As long as you are a student, it is completely free.

No previous archery classes or formal experience is required, but you do need to know the basics of archery in advance. Once you have entered, meet in the Student Recreation Center at 3 p.m. on Thursday to start.

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Add ons to the Student Recreation Center

by Cassidy Steadman


A newly built racquetball court and a newly equipped dance studio were recently added to Pellissippi’s Student Recreation Center.


Classes for both activities are available, along with archery, bowling, basketball, walking and others. A schedule for student accessibility is available under “Recreation” on the “Student Life” tab found on the pstcc.edu website, the PSCC SLR mobile app, or at the front desk of the SRC building located on top of the hill behind the Bagwell Center for Media and Arts.


Elaine Armfield, the dance instructor for the last 13 years at Pellissippi, teaches ballet, jazz and modern dance. She earned her master’s degree in dancing from the University of Tennessee. “I have taught many years, and I love it,” said Armfield.


A dual enrollment student of Armfeild’s, Neeley Moore, has been involved with many different styles of dancing for 10 years. Moore says, “I love starting the day off with exercise. It’s a way for me to escape and for my mind to release any stress. Being a part of the class also makes me feel more involved.”

The 24,000-square-foot building that consists of a basketball court, weight room, tennis courts, fields, a volleyball court and other activities now includes a dance studio and will open a racquetball court in November.

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Disc Golf tournament at Hardin Valley

By Cassidy Steadman


A Disc Golf Tournament is currently in progress until Friday, Oct. 9. It will be held throughout each day until sundown.


The tournament will be held around the pond directly behind the J.L. Goins Administration Building, according to Phillip Elms, the director of the Student Recreational Center. It will consist of nine holes.


People who want to participate can sign up by the picnic tables located next to the course and also pick up their scorecard. There will be no rain delays because it is held throughout every day of the week.


A champion t-shirt is given to the person with the lowest score out of all the participants during the entire week. Players are able to report score’s back to the SRC, or they may tweet their score to @psccrecreation. Later on, they can check back with the SRC to see if they won.


Elms said, “The numbers of participants vary due to the forecast. Around 50 to 100 people participated in the last Disc Golf Tournament the SRC held at the Hardin Valley campus.” He also said there would be a permanent Disc Golf course in the spring located in the same place.






Friday, October 9th, 2015

Low Attendance at SRC

by Reggie Wilson

Where can you find a workout facility with all the amenities and an array of classes that range from karate to zumba for free?

The Pellissippi State Student Recreation Center is where.

Atop a hill on Pellissippi State’s Hardin Valley campus, stands Pellissippi’s Student Recreation Center.  Students that frequent the recreation center are unsure why more of their classmates do not visit the SRC. “We see the same faces everyday,” said an anonymous student at the SRC.

According to Sean Green, recreation center manager, “Students who do not take advantage of Pellissippi’s SRC resources are missing out on great opportunities to get fit and to meet new people.” Green believes the SRC’s poor student attendance can be attributed to a lack of student knowledge of the facility and little advertising. “We need to promote the facilities better,” said Green.  Green also added, “The facilities could also use an upgrade.”

With the retirement of former SRC director Dan Jones, Green and the SRC staff await the arrival of Jones’ replacement Philip Ems. Staff member Roy Wayne says he is looking forward to meeting Ems.  “I looked him up online, he used to be a punter for Ball State,” said Wayne.

Ems is scheduled to assume his position as SRC director in the coming weeks, just in time for the intramural basketball tournament finale.  Green says his pick to win the tournament is his team, Team Elite.


Friday, April 15th, 2011

Golf Scramble

by Brittany Hawk

Student Life and Recreation will be holding a golf scramble next Friday, April 15 at noon at Centennial.

Sean Green explained, “The golf scramble is a tournament format where four team members take their shots and then they shoot from the next shot from the best out of four.”

Anyone can participate, however students and faculty that have paid their recreation fee are free. Anyonewho is not a student or faculty must pay 35 dollars at the golf course and then present their receipt.

There will be a shotgun start, which is where each team is selected to start off at different holes instead of everyone teeing off at the first hole.

Prizes for winners consist of free golf rounds, t-shirts and other prizes. There will also be other contests such as the longest drive challenge on a selected hole and the closest to the pin on another.

The teams will be divided into fours. You may gather your own team or sign up individually and be matched with a team.

To register go to the student recreation center. Once at the golf course, show your student ID. You must bring your own golf clubs.

The dress code for this event is khakis and a golf shirt. For more information, contact Sean Green, Jamaal Gary or Alex Sexton.

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Upcoming golf tournament

By Jacob Haskew

The Pellissippi State golf tournament will swing into action at the Centennial Golf Course on April 23.

The tournament will be a four person best ball scramble tournament said Dan Jones, director of Recreational and Intramural Sports.

Arrive no later than 12:30 p.m. to register the day of the tournament. Preregistration is available by signing up at the Student Recreation Center. There is no green fee for Pellissippi students.

Everyone is welcome to come out and play said Jones.

Russell Hill, who has played in the tournament two times, is looking forward to the upcoming event.

“It’s a ton of fun! Nothing beats free golf and not being in class,” said Hill.

Centennial Golf Course is located about 10 minutes away from the Pellissippi State main campus.

For more information, call Jones at (865)694-6576.

Friday, April 9th, 2010